Former Indians Star Baerga to Throw Out First Pitch Before Game 2 of the World Series

Carlos Baerga is heading back to the World Series…

The 47-year-old Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball player, a star of the Cleveland Indians in the 1990s, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the World Series.

Carlos Baerga

Baerga, a three-time All-Star second baseman, will handle the duties before Game 2 of the series that pits Cleveland against the Chicago Cubs.

Kenny Lofton, Cleveland’s former fleet-footed center fielder, will have the honor before Game 1.

It’s Cleveland’s third World Series appearance since 1995.

Indians fans had pushed on social media to have actor Charlie Sheen — who played hard-throwing pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the movie Major League — throw out the first pitch. But, team officials had already decided on Lofton and Baerga, who played together on Cleveland’s 1995 World Series team.

Sheen to Star in the 9/11-Themed Indie Film “Nine Eleven”

Charlie Sheen is heading back to the big screen…

The 50-year-old part-Spanish actor will star in the independent film Nine Eleven, a drama project that has kicked off production.

Charlie Sheen

The plot centers on a group of people stuck in an elevator in the Twin Towers during the 9/11 attack. Martin Guigui is directing from script he wrote with Steven Golebiowski.

Thunder Studios, Sprockefeller Pictures, Vitamin A Films and Sunset Pictures are producing the film.

Luis Guzman, Wood Harris and Olga Fonda have also been cast.

Sheen’s last movie was 2013’s sequel Machete Kills where he played the U.S. President.

 

It’s Sheen’s first work since announcing in November he is HIV-positive. Production is now underway in Long Beach, CA for a scheduled four-week shoot.

Orrantia & Her “The Goldbergs” Castmates to Pay Homage to “Dirty Dancing”

Hayley Orrantia is about to get dirty

The 21-year-old Mexican-American actress/singer’s ABC comedy The Goldbergs has set its Season Three 1980s movie homage episode.

Hayley Orrantia

Orrantia and her castmates will tackle the 1987 hit film Dirty Dancing.

The selection comes just as ABC is heading to production on a three-hour contemporary remake of the romantic classic, with Abigail Breslin playing Baby and Debra Messing as her mom.

The Goldbergs’ Dirty Dancing has no connection to the ABC movie and will not feature either actors from the remake or cast members from the original feature toplined by the late Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

Last year’s Goldbergs tribute to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off included original co-star Charlie Sheen reprising his role. The Goldbergs’ first homage episode to a 1980s movie in Season 1 was devoted to The Goonies.

Dirty Dancing is a huge 80’s cultural touchstone — the music, the memorable lines, and of course, Swayze,” said The Goldbergs creator/executive producer Adam F. Goldberg, who based the show on his family. “No one loved it more than my mom.  I’ll always remember how she dragged me to see it in the theaters several times and then bought it on video. I knew this was our big movie to explore this season when all of the writers on the show also had their very own Dirty Dancing memories from years ago.  It really is a gem of the 80s and it’s so exciting to bring it to life with my amazing cast.”

Sheen to Reprise His “Ferris Bueller” Role Opposite Hayley Orrantia on ABC’s “The Goldbergs”

Charlie Sheen is ready for a day off

The 49-year-old part-Spanish American actor and former Two and a Half Men star will reprise his Ferris Bueller’s Day Off role as the “Boy in the Police Station” on ABC’s 80s-themed sitcom The Goldbergs‘ as part of the show’s upcoming Ferris Bueller-themed episode.

HAYLEY ORRANTIA, CHARLIE SHEEN, The Goldebergs

Scheduled to air early next year, the episode will find Barry (portrayed by Troy Gentile) attempting to stage his own day off by feigning illness, which naturally doesn’t go according to plan. After Erica (Hayley Orrantia) outs her brother, she bumps into Sheen’s leather-clad character at the police station, in much the same way Jennifer Grey‘s character does in the film.

Sheen’s casting was first reported by People.

The Goldbergs airs Wednesdays at 8:30/7:30c on ABC.

Lopez: The Most Followed Hispanic Celebrity on Twitter in 2014

Jennifer Lopez is all atwitter

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and American Idol judge has made Twitter’s list of the Top 100 accounts with the most followers in 2014.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez, who has 30,024,935 followers, takes the No. 14 spot on the list and is the highest-ranking Latino/a entertainer/celebrity on this year’s chart. In all, 17 Hispanic celebrities have made this year’s final count.

Nipping at la Lopez’s “Louboutins” is Shakira.

The 37-year-old Colombian superstar comes in at No. 15 on the list with 28,228,559 followers.

Demi Lovato ranks as the third-highest charting Latino/a on the list. The 22-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress and former The X Factor judge is ranked No. 18, with 25,802,236 followers.

Here’s a look at the other Latino/a celebrities on Twitter’s year-old list:

No. 20 Selena Gomez 25,164,292
No. 25 Kaka 21,562,716
No. 30 Bruno Mars 19,427,935
No 36 Pitbull 18,648,341
No. 44 Neymar Jr. 15,677,899
No. 46 Mariah Carey 15,234,039
No, 58 Christina Aguilera 13,563,729
No. 76 Alejandro Sanz 11,837,809
No. 82 Ivete Sangalo 11,437,396
No, 84 Charie Sheen 11,328,352
No. 85 Ricky Martin 11,239,789
No. 86 Ronaldinho Gaúcho 11,180,564
No. 95 Andrés Iniesta 9,998,061
No. 96 Claudia Leitte 9,962,698

Click here to see the complete list.

Sheen to Serve as a Guest Analyst on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight”

Charlie Sheen is ready to play ball

The 48-year-old part-Spanish actor will serve as a guest analyst on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight when the show broadcasts live from the Cincinnati RedsSt. Louis Cardinals game on Sunday night.

Charlie Sheen

Sheen will be in the broadcast booth for the Sunday Night Countdown show airing on ESPN at 7:00 pm ET from Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark.

Sheen is an avid baseball fan and portrayed a player in Major League (plus the sequel) and Eight Men Out.

Even though he grew up in California — where he was a star pitcher and shortstop for the Santa Monica High School baseball team — Sheen has been a lifelong Reds fan because his West Wing star father, Martin Sheen, is from Dayton, Ohio.

It has been a long time since Sheen graduated from high school, but he still roots for his team and posted a photo of the SaMo High Vikings mascot on Twitter earlier this month with a shout-out to the coach, Tony Todd. He reportedly has donated tens of thousands of dollars to the school’s baseball program since playing there in the 1980s, including buying a new pitching machine in January.

Sheen convincingly played an ex-con reliever for the Cleveland Indians in both Major League films, and portrayed Chicago’s Happy Felsch in Eight Man Out, the biopic about the Black Sox scandal of 1919. Even his wedding to Denise Richards in 2002 was celebrated with a gospel rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Park” during the ceremony, and one of the wedding gifts was an authentic Gold Glove trophy.

The former Two and a Half Men star, who later went on to launch his comedy series Anger Managementon FX, follows in the footsteps of Jon Hamm, who was a guest analyst on Baseball Tonight during the Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates game May 11, after the ESPN crew joined him on the red carpet for the Hollywood premiere of Million Dollar Arm.

Like Hamm, Sheen will join Reds legend and Hall of Famer Barry Larkin and Baseball Tonight host Karl Ravech on the set.

Viewers can expect to see more special broadcast events to celebrate the 25th season of ESPN’s Baseball Tonight and Sunday Night Baseball, as the network is planning to get other famous fans involved.

WE tv Orders a Pilot of the Relationship Competition “Charlie Sheen’s Bad Influence”

Charlie Sheen may bringing his bad influence to television…

WE tv has ordered a one-hour pilot of the 48-year-old part-Spanish actor’s unscripted project Charlie Sheen’s Bad Influence.

Charlie Sheen

The project is a relationship-based competition show that finds Sheen putting engaged couples to the ultimate test by challenging how well they think they know their intended.

The pilot is being produced by Escape Reality and Estevez Sheen Productions for WE tv.

The pilot is being executive produced by Sheen for ESP Productions.

Sheen Cast in Warren Beatty’s Untitled Howard Hughes Project

Martin Sheen is preparing for a Hughes role…

The 73-year-old half-Spanish actor has signed on to appear in Warren Beatty’s untitled Howard Hughes project.

Martin Sheen

Despite being old friends, this is the first time Sheen and Beatty have worked together on a project.

No word yet on who Sheen, who will next star opposite Rooney Mara in Stephen Daldry’s Trash, will portray  for director Beatty, who will portray Howard Hughes.

The story centers on Hughes’ assistant (portrayed by Alden Ehrenreich) and his love interest (Lily Collins).

The film will also star Beatty’s wife Annette Bening and Matthew Broderick.

Sheen, who portaryed Uncle Ben in The Amazing Spider-Man, recently completed the low-budget children’s film The Boxcar Children, based on the beloved book of the same name.

Sheen also has a recurring role on his son Charlie’s FX series, Anger Management.

Lopez’s FX Comedy Series “Saint George” to Premiere in March

George Lopez’s return to television is scheduled for March…

The 52-year-old Mexican American comedian’s FX comedy series Saint George will premiere at 9:00 pm on Thursday, March 6.

George Lopez

Saint George, the second of three 10/90 comedy shows set for FX, is part of Debmar-Mercury and Lionsgate Television’s syndication model.

The half-hour, multi-camera ensemble series centers on George Lopez (Lopez), a recently divorced working class guy turned successful entrepreneur caught between two cultures.

If the series hits certain ratings thresholds in its first 10 episodes, it will trigger an additional 90-episode order.

It joins FX’s Charlie Sheen comedy Anger Management, which followed the same model and is now set to enter off-net syndication in September.

Matt Williams and his Wind Dancer Films partner David McFadzean co-created the series with Lopez.

Lopez last appeared on television as the host of the late-night talk show Lopez Tonight from 2009-2011.

His last starring role in a sitcom was as the lead on ABC’s George Lopez.

Sheen Donates $10,000 to Charity Helping People with Epilepsy

He may get a bad rap, but Charlie Sheen does have a heart of gold…

The 48-year-old part-Spanish actor has donated $10,000 to a charity focusing on helping people with epilepsy, according to TMZ.

Charlie Sheen

Last week, Sheen was reportedly on the set of his FX series Anger Management when he saw a man, Casey Jones, plastering a wall with posters seeking donations for The Walk To End Epilepsy.

The posters featured Jones and his young grandson who was diagnosed with pediatric epilepsy at the age of three.

Sheen, who is also a father of young children, apparently was so touched by the story that he donated $10,000.